Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 2:18:41 GMT -6
Five minutes into hanging out and Kameron was already having regrets about the whole thing. "Because they're comfortable. Are you going to do this all day?" Because he wasn't sure he could handle that. Not if it was already starting to annoy him. Honestly it was something he probably should have anticipated when the idea came up. Edgar would be completely out of his depth in the muggle world. Just like Kameron had been when he found out magic was real. Sighing, he told himself that he would deal with it because he got it. This was going to be a long day.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 2:02:41 GMT -6
"It's just down the street. I used it to get here," he said casually. His eyes kept flicking between the boy walking with him and his surroundings. Most of the time he would have just kept to looking around himself, but he was kind of unsure with Edgar there. It wouldn't do to lose him in the crowd somewhere.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 1:54:07 GMT -6
"We're not going to get lost. I know how to use the train system." He didn't mention that they might get lost finding the station for the train, but that wasn't important. What was important was that he totally had this. He could manage to keep them from getting lost. Maybe.
When the snake spoke, Kameron turned to look at him with a raised eyebrow, because unfortunately for Edgar, he was listening enough to have caught the slip. "They're called pounds."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 1:40:12 GMT -6
Well it seemed like they didn't have a plan beyond what they'd already done which was fine really. Having too much a plan was stifling anyway. Picking a random direction, Kameron set off down the street. "I don't really know what I'm doing. I don't come to the city very often," he explained with a shrug as he went. That meant they were probably just walking around unless something caught their attention, which was fine really.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 1:17:24 GMT -6
In reality, Kameron was not under dressed since most people they passed in the street probably wouldn't be dressed much better than him. He just kind of hoped now that Edgar's being dressed so nicely didn't draw extra attention. It probably wouldn't from an adult, but for someone that was clearly a teenager to be dressed that way next to someone that wasn't... It would be an odd sight.
He chose not to comment on the remark about his clothing, instead choosing to stuff his hands into his own pockets and take a step towards the door. "Let's go," he agreed, pushing the door open and stepping back outside. Though once they were both outside, he hesitated. He hadn't really planned the next step from just meeting up. "Did you have anything you definitely wanted to do today?"
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 14, 2017 0:52:46 GMT -6
Every time the door to the pub opened, Kameron found his eyes wandering to it. Which was probably actually the best way to spot when Edgar arrived, so he convinced himself it was for that reason and not because he was nervous. Why was he nervous? They were friends meeting over the summer. He'd done that with people before. It wasn't like they were going off on some dangerous mission or something. They were literally just going to have a walk around and hang out. It would be fine. Everything was totally fine.
The door opened again and like clockwork, Kameron's eyes moved to it. This time the person that walked inside had him on his feet and moving that direction. He could have stayed seated and waited to be noticed, but he wanted out of the pub and back onto the street. The whole point of staying out of wizarding areas was to avoid being seen, so leaving one was paramount now. As he approached he debated a lame hello, but in the end what came out was, "You make me feel very, very under dressed." His eyes moved down to look at the random t-shirt he'd thrown on that morning and the slightly ripped jeans that accompanied it. But he'd had to train into the city, and being comfortable was more important than being dressed nicely.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 13, 2017 23:51:46 GMT -6
It was a little bit after noon and the sun was shining very nicely without being too hot. Overall, a very nice day, but Kameron wasn't really thinking about how nice the weather was. What he was thinking about was the fact that he was in London without his father for probably the first time ever to meet with someone he'd never seen outside of school before. It was all a bit nerve-wracking honestly.
He was early to save himself from any potential taunting if he was late, so he found a seat at a table in the Leaky Cauldron to wait it out. The two of them had agreed that meeting there was the best move so that it wouldn't be hard to find one another. It also removed the risk of Edgar getting lost because Kameron wasn't sure he trusted the boy's ability to navigate Muggle London on his own. That would have been some kind of disaster. Though the whole day was potentially a disaster on its own anyway.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 13, 2017 13:07:02 GMT -6
"Tomorrow works for me. Same time and place?" It was kind of stalling, but not noticeably so. Today had just been very strange and he wasn't sure of his ability to leave and behave normally after all of it
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 13, 2017 2:32:25 GMT -6
"Alright then..." Kameron said eyeing the snake. Today had been incredibly weird but a part of him had held onto the hope that they'd made some kind of progress. But apparently that was not the case. "I'll see you around I guess."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 13, 2017 2:22:12 GMT -6
"Well I did mention dinner, which I figured was our parting of ways so to speak. Since youre still too scared to be seen with me and I'm too hungry to hang around here much longer," he replied with a careless shrug. He'd had enough talking about emotions and plans and the like for the day.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 13, 2017 2:07:27 GMT -6
Kameron frowned. That was exactly the thing he hadn't wanted to think about because that was the thing that made it weird. They were friends but friends didnt kiss. "Yes, unless you have a better phrase or idea."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 13, 2017 1:48:07 GMT -6
Maybe it would have been better if Kameron had just let the topic drop until everything had calmed down again. Trying to talk about serious things after emotions had run high from other things just wasn't as likely to go well or maybe even be coherent. It also made him more likely to say things he'd regret in an hour once everything was clear again.
But all the same he was going to stand his ground. He backed down too often to avoid conflict or he ran away from it. There was something about all of this that made him want to not run away from it.
"It's called being a human being and having emotions. You might not want them, but you can't escape them no matter how hard you try." An unfortunate truth that sometimes plagued Kameron's mind, "So suck it up because you have a friend now."
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 13, 2017 1:32:11 GMT -6
"Because for some stupid, unfathomable reason I like you, okay?" The words came out in a snap. "Initial interactions asides, you're not actually that horrible to be around when you aren't being an asshat. I'd even venture to call you a friend maybe. A very annoying friends, but a friend."
Or maybe it was a more than friend. Friends didn't kiss. But Kameron wasn't really ready to deal with that whole mess.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 13, 2017 1:17:49 GMT -6
When the silence stretched after he spoke, Kameron found himself with a growing sense of panic. That had definitely not been the right thing to say and now he'd just messed it all up. The panic rose even further when the arms that were still around his neck moved to leave and Edgar made to pull away from him. That hadn't been his intention at all. He had honestly expected it to be laughed off, not taken so seriously. Why were emotions so difficult to decipher and deal with?
"You don't have to. Forget I said anything," he said just as quietly as he moved his own hands to cross his arms over his chest.
Post by KAMERON JOSHUA TOLBERT on Nov 13, 2017 1:04:47 GMT -6
"I understand that they would, but that requires them finding out. And I'm decently sure no one here cares enough about you to try and ruin your life that way." Or maybe he was just being naive. Either way. "And if you do get thrown out, you can just live in our spare room or something."